Hi, I was wondering if anyone knew a good Java API to use for creating games. Since I have almost no experience concerning this type of coding I would of course start out creating very simple games.
Hopefully games comparable to pong, pac man, snake, etc.

I thought maybe the 3D API by Sun was good. However I seem to recall reading that is has merged with OpenGL. I know that OpenGL is powerful but also accompanied by a somewhat steep learning curve. Can anyone confirm this? Make some recommendations, point me in the right direction?